Visual Language of Wikipedia Iconathon
Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
How do you navigate 500 million unique visitors from different countries across a reference site available in 285 languages? With over 25 million collaboratively written and edited articles, sets the standard for building user experiences that cross cultural and language differences. To help in this effort, is hosting an Iconathon design workshop sponsored by the , the non-profit that operates Wikipedia and its sister sites, to create a set of public domain navigation, editing, feedback and expression symbols that can be used not only by Wikipedia editors, but anyone on the internet, for free.
What to Bring
We'll have an assortment of essential art materials, but if you have art supplies that you can't live without (special pencils, notebooks, etc), please bring them. Laptops are also very helpful for researching symbols during the event.
When & Where
The Noun Project
The Noun Project is building a global visual language of symbols that anyone can use to communicate. Our mission is to share, celebrate and enhance and world's visual language. As part of this mission, we host Iconathons across the country to add much-needed civic symbols to the public domain.